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The patriot poets : American odes, progress poems, and the state of the union, Stephen J. Adams

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The patriot poets : American odes, progress poems, and the state of the union
Title
The patriot poets
Title remainder
American odes, progress poems, and the state of the union
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Stephen J. Adams
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Language
eng
Summary
"Since before the Declaration of Independence, poets have shaped a collective imagination of nationhood at critical points in American history. In The Patriot Poets Stephen Adams considers major odes and "progress poems" that address America's destiny in the face of slavery, the Civil War, imperialist expansion, immigration, repeated financial boom and bust, gross social inequality, racial and gendered oppression, and the rise of the present-day corporate oligarchy. Adams elucidates how poets in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have addressed political crises from a position of patriotic idealism and how military interventions overseas in Cuba and in the Philippines increasingly caused poets to question the actions of those in power. He traces competing loyalties through major works of writers at both extremes of the political spectrum, from the radical Republican versus Confederate voices of the Civil War, through New Deal liberalism versus the lost-cause propaganda of the defeated South and the conservative isolationism of the 1930s, and after the Second World War, the renewed hope of Black leaders against the existential alienation of Allen Ginsberg's counter-culture. Blazing a new path of critical discourse, Adams questions why America, of all nations, has appeared to rule out politics as a subject fit for poetry. His answer draws connections between familiar touchstones of American poetry and significant yet neglected writing by Philip Freneau, Henry Timrod, Sidney Lanier, William Vaughn Moody, Archibald MacLeish, Allen Tate, Genevieve Taggard, Muriel Rukeyser, Melvin B. Tolson, and others. An illuminating and pioneering work, The Patriot Poets provides a rich understanding of the ambivalent relationship American poets and poems have had with nation, genre, and the public."--
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1945-
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Adams, Stephen
Dewey number
811/.04309
Index
index present
LC call number
PS309.O33
LC item number
A33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Odes, American
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Odes, American
  • Lyrik
  • Patriotismus
  • Politische Lyrik
  • USA
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adult
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The patriot poets : American odes, progress poems, and the state of the union, Stephen J. Adams
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-441) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philip Freneau's summa of American exceptionalism: "The rising glory of America" -- The progress poem in America, a long view: Whitman's "A passage to India", Hart Crane's The bridge, and beyond -- Repercussions of "The bells": Poe, Emerson, and the bifurcation of American poetics (with a postscript on Tuckerman) -- "Speaking as an American to Americans": James Russell Lowell's "Harvard commemoration ode" and the idea of nationhood -- Conferedate poetics: Simms, Timrod, Lanier -- Nineteenth-century poems by women: Hannah Flagg Gould's "Ode on art", Mary Ashe Lee's "Afmerica," and Harriet Monroe and the great Columbian exposition -- Questioning America: Moody's "Ode in time of hesitation" -- Between two wars (1): the lost causes of Allen Tate - "Ode to the confederate dead" -- Between two wars (2): "America was promises" - Archibald MacLeish and "The irresponsibles" -- Between two wars (3): odes for and against silence - Millay, Taggard, Rukeyser -- The rising glory of Africa: Melvin Tolson's Libretto for the Republic of Liberia -- "America, you made me want to be a saint": Allen Ginsburg's "Howl"
Control code
1077245128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 457 pages
Isbn
9780773554719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1077245128
Label
The patriot poets : American odes, progress poems, and the state of the union, Stephen J. Adams
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Philip Freneau's summa of American exceptionalism: "The rising glory of America" -- The progress poem in America, a long view: Whitman's "A passage to India", Hart Crane's The bridge, and beyond -- Repercussions of "The bells": Poe, Emerson, and the bifurcation of American poetics (with a postscript on Tuckerman) -- "Speaking as an American to Americans": James Russell Lowell's "Harvard commemoration ode" and the idea of nationhood -- Conferedate poetics: Simms, Timrod, Lanier -- Nineteenth-century poems by women: Hannah Flagg Gould's "Ode on art", Mary Ashe Lee's "Afmerica," and Harriet Monroe and the great Columbian exposition -- Questioning America: Moody's "Ode in time of hesitation" -- Between two wars (1): the lost causes of Allen Tate - "Ode to the confederate dead" -- Between two wars (2): "America was promises" - Archibald MacLeish and "The irresponsibles" -- Between two wars (3): odes for and against silence - Millay, Taggard, Rukeyser -- The rising glory of Africa: Melvin Tolson's Libretto for the Republic of Liberia -- "America, you made me want to be a saint": Allen Ginsburg's "Howl"
Control code
1077245128
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 457 pages
Isbn
9780773554719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1077245128

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